This monument pays tribute to those who died in the 1982 Malvinas War, a conflict between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the sovereignty of a group of islands in the South Atlantic. The cenotaph has 25 plaques bearing the names of the 649 Argentine soldiers who died in the war. On the ground are the shields of Argentina's 23 provinces, and those of Buenos Aires City and the nation. To the left, over the silhouette of the islands, there is a flame that burns as a reminder of the war. The Argentine flag at the centre of the site is raised and lowered every day by a guard comprising members of the three armed forces - the army, navy and air force - as well as the granadiers regiment.